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Where did the Irish Malone family come from? What is the Irish Malone family crest and coat of arms? When did the Malone family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Malone family history?

Throughout history, very few Irish surnames have exclusively maintained their original forms. Before being translated into English, Malone appeared as O Maoileoin, which denotes a devotee of St. John.


People who were accounted for by scribes and church officials often had their name recorded many different ways because pronunciation was the only guide those scribes and church officials had to go by. This resulted in the problem of one person's name being recorded under several different variations, creating the illusion of more than one person. Among the many spelling variations of the surname Malone that are preserved in archival documents are Malone, Mallone, Mallonee, O'Malone and others.

First found in the Irish Province of Connacht.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Malone research. Another 216 words(15 lines of text) covering the years 1581 and 1691 are included under the topic Early Malone History in all our PDF Extended History products.


Another 24 words(2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Malone Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


Irish families left their homeland in astonishing numbers during the 19th century in search of a better life. Although individual reasons vary, most of these Irish families suffered from extreme poverty, lack of work opportunities, and exorbitant rents in their homeland. Many decided to travel to Australia or North America in the hopes of finding greater opportunities and land. The Irish immigrants that came to North America initially settled on the East Coast, often in major centers such as Boston or New York. But like the many other cultures to settle in North America, the Irish traveled to almost any region they felt held greater promise; as a result, many Irish with gold fever moved all the way out to the Pacific coast. Others before that time left for land along the St. Lawrence River and the Niagara Peninsula, or the Maritimes as United Empire Loyalists, for many Irish did choose to side with the English during the American War of Independence. The earliest wave of Irish migration, however, occurred during the Great Potato Famine of the 1840s. An examination of early immigration and passenger lists has revealed many people bearing the Malone name:

Malone Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Dennis Malone, who arrived in Virginia in 1706
  • Dennis Malone, who landed in Virginia in 1706
  • Michael Malone, who came to America in 1742
  • Anna Maria Malone, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1758
  • Abraham Malone, a bonded passenger, who settled in America in 1773

Malone Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Richard Malone, who arrived in America in 1810
  • Anthony Malone, aged 36, arrived in North Carolina in 1812
  • Henry Malone, who came to New York, NY in 1815
  • Francis Malone, who arrived in New York, NY in 1815
  • Henry Malone, who landed in New York, NY in 1815

Malone Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Henry Malone, who came to Nova Scotia in 1745
  • Daniel Malone, who arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1749
  • Danl Malone, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1749
  • Elis Malone, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • Elis Malone, who came to Nova Scotia in 1750

Malone Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Wm Malone, who arrived in Canada in 1812
  • Alise Malone, who arrived in Quebec in 1820
  • John Malone arrived in Saint John aboard the ship "Eleanor" in 1834
  • James Malone, who landed in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1843
  • J Malone, who arrived in Victoria, British Columbia in 1862

Malone Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Michael Malone, a stone-cutter, arrived in Van Diemenís Land (now Tasmania) sometime between 1825 and 1832
  • A. Malone arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Senator" in 1849
  • Mary Malone, aged 24, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1850 aboard the ship "Joseph Soames"
  • Bartholomew Malone, aged 30, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Lysander"
  • Bartholomew Malone, aged 30, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lysander" in 1851

Malone Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Michael Malone arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Gertrude" in 1868
  • Philip Malone, aged 27, a ploughman, arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Siberia" in 1870
  • James Malone, aged 28, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Woodlark" in 1874
  • Margaret Malone, aged 27, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Woodlark" in 1874
  • Mary Malone, aged 6, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Woodlark" in 1874


  • Dumas Malone (1892-1986), American historian, Pulitzer Prize winner in 1975 and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom
  • Dorothy Malone (b. 1925), American actress
  • Michael Malone, Emmy Award-winning American author and television writer
  • Karl Malone (b. 1963), American former professional basketball player
  • Dudley Field Malone (1882-1950), American attorney, politician, liberal activist and actor
  • Jena Malone (b. 1984), American actress and musician
  • Molly Malone (1888-1952), American actress of the silent era
  • William Malone (b. 1953), American horror filmmaker and writer
  • Tom "Bones" Malone (b. 1947), American jazz musician famous for being a member of The Blues Brothers band
  • John C. Malone (b. 1941), American leading businessman in the telecommunications and media industries



  • Phelan, Malone, Kevill, Stutz & Klaes Families by John T. Phelan.
  • Thrice Three Times Told Tales Mary Waller Shepherd Soper.

The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Fidelis ad urnam
Motto Translation: Faithful to the tomb.


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The Malone Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Malone Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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